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Doctor insights on: Why Do I Tend To Dig My Nails Into My Arm When Angry Or Scard

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Why do I tend to dig my nails into my arm when angry or scard?

Why do I tend to dig my nails into my arm when angry or scard?

Reflex: We all have reflex reactions to stress; this, apparently, is yours. While there are far worse reflex reactions, injuring your own arm is not a good thing. Why not carry a rubber ball or small stuffed animal or something similar, and grip that instead? ...Read more

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What can this tendor bump on inside of my arm be?

What can this tendor bump on inside of my arm be?

Several things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Cut her arm and know its all tendor and its never happened before and she can see her veins around it and its tendor there to. Anything to worry bout?

Cut her arm and know its all tendor and its never happened before and she can see her veins around it and its tendor there to. Anything to worry bout?

Always..: Assume you have done some significant damage unless it is a very, very superficial laceration. Your best bet is to have a medical person look at, and advise you asap. ...Read more

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I accidentally cut my arm in a nail and I see white inside the cut. In addition, the skin doesn't touch. Do I need stitches??

I accidentally cut my arm in a nail and I see white inside the cut. In addition, the skin doesn't touch. Do I need stitches??

Laceration.: Well, you definitely need a tetanus shot. Outside of that, if it's been less than six hours at this point, stitches may be beneficial for healing and ultimate cosmetic result. We tend not to stitch closed lacerations that have remained open more than six hours because it increases the chance of the cut becoming infected. ...Read more

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Slammed pinky in door, can't bend. Skin scraped off, ottom of nail pulled up, some of nailbed beyond where nail begins, shows. Entire arm hurts. WhatCanIDo?

Slammed pinky in door, can't bend. Skin scraped off, ottom of nail pulled up, some of nailbed beyond where nail begins, shows. Entire arm hurts. WhatCanIDo?

Needs to be seen: That should be evaluated by a ER physician/hand surgeon. If the nail isn't secured back down underneath the fold of skin at the base of the nail it can cause healing issues ...Read more

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Bf had a nail infectionHe was given terbinafine250mg a day 4 1mthNow his arm is swollen. Any correlation? Cephalexin for swelling500mg3/day 4 10 days

No: Terbinafine itself could not cause swelling or skin infection. The cephalexin is an antibiotic which is used to treat bacterial skin infections. The fungal infection and the bacterial infection are likely not related. Was the fungal infection of the finger or toe nails? Sometimes very bad fungal infections can leave breaks in the skin - this can allow bacteria to get inside and cause infection ...Read more

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Got stuck in the fore arm with a rusty nail, last tetanus shot 5-6 yrs ago, arm hurts /swollan/redish around cut. Can I wait till morning to see how i?

Got stuck in the fore arm with a rusty nail, last tetanus shot 5-6 yrs ago, arm hurts /swollan/redish around cut. Can I wait till morning to see how i?

See below.: Tetanus shot is probably good although would certainly not hurt to get another. Major concern is acute infection with much more common organisms such as staph and strep. Anytime there is rapidly expanding or advancing redness, pain, swelling and / or fever you need to see a doc ASAP to be treated or closely monitored. If this is not the case then waiting a few hours to start treatment is OK. ...Read more

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4 day ago I got stunk by a bee in thumb just below the nail its been very ichy and now my thumb, hand and arm are getting numb is this normal?

4 day ago I got stunk by a bee in thumb just below the nail its been very ichy and now my thumb, hand and arm are getting numb is this normal?

Not normal.: Your thumb, hand and arm going numb four days after a bee sting is certainly NOT normal. Please get evaluated right away in an emergency department. ...Read more

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I had a surgery because I broke my left arm and some time later my finger nail is like its moulding away slowly an I have a lump near my fingernail?

I had a surgery because I broke my left arm and some time later my finger nail is like its moulding away slowly an I have a lump near my fingernail?

Fingernail: I don't know if the two are related. Without seeing your nail and the lump we can't really say what it is. A trip to your doctor is indicated for evaluation. ...Read more

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Every morning I wake up with my right arm swollen so badly it pulls my finger nails away from the skin, this morning it was both hands.?

Every morning I wake up with my right arm swollen so badly it pulls my finger nails away from the skin, this morning it was both hands.?

Arm swelling: This is an unusual symptom and suggests a positional blockage of the veins in your upper extremities as there is no other pathology that comes to mind that can causes edema to accumulate overnight in the arms and hands. A vascular surgeon is best qualified to evaluate this swelling problem. ...Read more

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I often have hard tiny brown scales like dots in pores on my legs and arms. If I remove it by nails, I see tiny hole and it will reappear, sometimes becomes black moles or make the skin becomes brown. What is this condition?

I often have hard tiny brown scales like dots in pores on my legs and arms. If I remove it by nails, I see tiny hole and it will reappear, sometimes becomes black moles or make the skin becomes brown. What is this condition?

Acne or folliculitis: Type of eczema or too oily skin, use good washcloth Scrub, can try over the counter benzoyl peroxide 2.5-5 % gel try it two months use once at night thin film, it dries out your skin and get a new layer within 2-3 months and it may help, if not see a dermatologist, it will dry out your skin and might make it a little red liek a sunburn and it bleaches so be carefull with clothes but it work ...Read more

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Hi Doctor I have many spots on my body (legs, arms, neck) in different shapes and colors and there is grey line on my nail what is this mean? Thanks

Hi Doctor I have many spots on my body (legs, arms, neck) in different shapes and colors and there is grey line on my nail what is this mean? Thanks

Needs examination: It is impossible to offer any assessment with such a cursory description. I suggest you consult with a clinician who can examine the spots and the line on the nail. ...Read more

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Would hair skin and nails vitamins be more beneficial than biotin pills? (heard online that biotin pills cause hair growth in areas such as legs, arms

Would hair skin and nails vitamins be more beneficial than biotin pills? (heard online that biotin pills cause hair growth in areas such as legs, arms

Now, think about it: You want something to help hair/nails/skin but you are worried that it will cause hair growth where you don't want it. Certainly no supplements will preferentially aid growth in only specific areas! There is some evidence that biotin does improve keratin infrastructure important in healthy hair/nails. But not clear any better than the right amount of other B vitamins best obtained in healthy diet ...Read more

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I had accident last year, had fracture in right arm, so got my radial head removed and doc put a nail an wire around, for how long can I keep it inside?

I had accident last year, had fracture in right arm, so got my radial head removed and doc put a nail an wire around, for how long can I keep it inside?

It depends: From your description of your accident and injury, it's sounds like you had a radial head resection and some other forms of internal fixation. Orthopedic plates, screws, rods, wires and pins are commonly used surgically. They can typically be left inside your body without harm, but may require removal if they become noticeable or symptomatic. Presence of metal internally is not a problem. ...Read more

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I had a steady head ake & ringing in my ears 4 at least a month & a pain/discomfort in my neck 4 past few weeks what should do? Also noticed several small lumps on my neck & a thumb nail sized lump on my right for arm. Where the one on my arm is no discomf

I had a steady head ake & ringing in my ears 4 at least a month & a pain/discomfort in my neck 4 past few weeks what should do? Also noticed several small lumps on my neck & a thumb nail sized lump on my right for arm. Where the one on my arm is no discomf

Medical Exam: You list signs and symptoms that need further examination by your medical doctor. He will most likely order some blood work and do a full physical exam. The information you give is limited so the first step is to call your md as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Severe SOB, chestpain, sudden paralaysis in legs/arms, high/weak heartrate, bloating, barrel chest, nail clubbing. Normal spirometry, ecg, echo.

Severe SOB, chestpain, sudden paralaysis in legs/arms, high/weak heartrate, bloating, barrel chest, nail clubbing. Normal spirometry, ecg, echo.

Severe SOB: And chest pain are very serious symptoms. Basic in diagnoisi is doing a Chest X ray, Oxygen Sat. And Blood tests
and CT scan of the chest (if xray is equivocal or negative).
Since the ECG and Echo are normnal, I think we are faced with a Respiratory disorder. Please see a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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What makes a woman's hand and arm hurt?

What makes a woman's hand and arm hurt?

TOS: 30's female with "arm and hand hurt" has arm hand syndrome. Contender for pathophysiology is thoracic outlet syndrome (tos). Other causation might by cervical disk disorder. An MRI will help to satisfy differential diagnosis as would doppler study of arm with adson's maneuvers. Electrodiagnostic studies only a last resort because this study can only inform what is, but not what problem is not. ...Read more

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What could tingling in my hand and arm mean?

What could tingling in my hand and arm mean?

Most common CTS: Carpal tunnel is common, ulnar nerve or cubital tunnel, neck discs, nerve compression are common issues. ...Read more

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What could cause numbness in the arm and hand?

What could cause numbness in the arm and hand?

Neuropathy: It is possible you have some kind of nerve injury. Your doctor needs to evaluate you as the answer may be simple but important. ...Read more